Exodus 40:18-28

18 Moses erected the Tabernacle by setting down its bases, inserting the frames, attaching the crossbars, and setting up the posts.
19 Then he spread the coverings over the Tabernacle framework and put on the protective layers, just as the LORD had commanded him.
20 He took the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant and placed them inside the Ark. Then he attached the carrying poles to the Ark, and he set the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—on top of it.
21 Then he brought the Ark of the Covenant into the Tabernacle and hung the inner curtain to shield it from view, just as the LORD had commanded him.
22 Next Moses placed the table in the Tabernacle, along the north side of the Holy Place, just outside the inner curtain.
23 And he arranged the Bread of the Presence on the table before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded him.
24 He set the lampstand in the Tabernacle across from the table on the south side of the Holy Place.
25 Then he lit the lamps in the LORD ’s presence, just as the LORD had commanded him.
26 He also placed the gold incense altar in the Tabernacle, in the Holy Place in front of the inner curtain.
27 On it he burned the fragrant incense, just as the LORD had commanded him.
28 He hung the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle,

Exodus 40:18-28 Meaning and Commentary

\\INTRODUCTION OF EXODUS 40\\

This chapter contains the order for setting up the tabernacle, and
placing the furniture of it where it was the will of God it should be
put, Ex 40:1-8 and for the anointing it, and all its vessels, and
also Aaron and his sons, Ex 40:9-16 all which were accordingly
done, the tabernacle was reared up, and everything was put in its
proper place, Ex 40:16-33 upon which a cloud covered the tent, and
the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle, so that Moses could not
enter; which cloud afterwards was a direction in their journeys, by
night and by day, Ex 40:34-38.

Exodus 40:18-28 In-Context

16 Moses proceeded to do everything just as the LORD had commanded him.
17 So the Tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month of the second year.
18 Moses erected the Tabernacle by setting down its bases, inserting the frames, attaching the crossbars, and setting up the posts.
19 Then he spread the coverings over the Tabernacle framework and put on the protective layers, just as the LORD had commanded him.
20 He took the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant and placed them inside the Ark. Then he attached the carrying poles to the Ark, and he set the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—on top of it.
21 Then he brought the Ark of the Covenant into the Tabernacle and hung the inner curtain to shield it from view, just as the LORD had commanded him.
22 Next Moses placed the table in the Tabernacle, along the north side of the Holy Place, just outside the inner curtain.
23 And he arranged the Bread of the Presence on the table before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded him.
24 He set the lampstand in the Tabernacle across from the table on the south side of the Holy Place.
25 Then he lit the lamps in the LORD ’s presence, just as the LORD had commanded him.
26 He also placed the gold incense altar in the Tabernacle, in the Holy Place in front of the inner curtain.
27 On it he burned the fragrant incense, just as the LORD had commanded him.
28 He hung the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle,
29 and he placed the altar of burnt offering near the Tabernacle entrance. On it he offered a burnt offering and a grain offering, just as the LORD had commanded him.
30 Next Moses placed the washbasin between the Tabernacle and the altar. He filled it with water so the priests could wash themselves.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew He placed the Testimony; see note on 25:16 .
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